It looks like people at Google were working with just more than BMW in Germany to make their service available in high-end vehicles.
We just got the news that Mercedes introduced a service called “Search & Send” that lets drivers search for a destination in Google Maps or Yahoo Local Maps and send this directly to their vehicles.
However it is not going to work on every Mercedes – only on 07 S-Class, CL-Class, and 08 C-Class with the Multimedia Package and Navigation System so far. And the part that actually send this information to your car from your PC is called Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid System which is complimentary for first year’s subscription.
Mercedes-Benz Search & Send is a new and convenient way to plan your trip destinations ahead of time. Using familiar Yahoo Local Maps and Google Maps web sites from the comfort of your home or office computer, you can search for a destination online, then send it right to your Mercedes-Benz.
Once you’re in your vehicle, simply push the i-button and your destination will be downloaded directly to the vehicle’s navigation system via your Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid System. You’ll be prompted to either start route guidance immediately or save the information for later use in your navigation memory. Instead of spending time inputting data into your navigation system, your destinations will be available whenever you need them.
Unlike BMW, this service is already available in the U.S. Congratulations Mercedes, you’re the first…via